George Charles Herbert, 4th Earl of Powis

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George Charles Herbert

Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 9, 1952 (90)
Immediate Family:

Son of Percy Egerton Herbert and Mary Caroline Louisa Thomas Herbert
Husband of Violet Herbert (Lane-Fox), Countess of Powis
Father of Captain Percy Robert Herbert, Viscount Clive; Hermione Luchessi-Palli (Herbert), Duchessa di Grazia; Mervyn Horatio Herbert, 17th Lord Darcy of Knayth and <private> Herbert
Brother of Henry Edward Herbert; Magdalen Lucy Herbert and Margaret Augusta Cholmondeley

Managed by: Peter James Herbert
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About George Charles Herbert, 4th Earl of Powis


Edward 3rd Earl of Powis largely ignored his Welsh estates saying it was ‘not worth considering Powis’ and after his death his title passed to his nephew, George, in 1891. George’s wife Lady Violet Lane-Fox was responsible for re-modelling the garden into the Italian inspired Eden still surviving today. George, the 4th Earl, hired architect G. F. Bodley and is responsible for altering the castle to how it appears today. George had been impressed with Bodley’s work on Ham House and wanted the same sensitive restoration for Powis, and the removal of some of the earlier work which he felt was not in-keeping. Today the castle is very much a reflection of Bodley and the 4th Earl’s interpretation of this stunning ancestral home.

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George Charles Herbert, 4th Earl of Powis's Timeline

June 24, 1862
London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
December 2, 1892
Age 30
London, England, United Kingdom
September 17, 1900
Age 38
London, England, United Kingdom
May 7, 1904
Age 41
London, England, United Kingdom
November 9, 1952
Age 90